Gaming for PlayStation just became bigger team as Nixxes Software joins PlayStation Studios.
In a press release, Head of PlayStation Studios Hermen Hulst described the company as “a strong asset for everyone across PlayStation Studios [able to help] our teams focus on their most important goal, which is to create unique PlayStation content at the best possible quality.”
Founder and Senior Director of Development at Nixxes Jurjen Katsman stated that the studio “can’t wait to get to work and are so excited to bring [their] technical and development expertise to an IP powerhouse like PlayStation Studios.”
The role of Nixxes, however, seems to be less focused on game development and more on “high quality in-house technical and development capabilities for PlayStation Studios.” According to reporting by VGC, Nixxes is strong in porting to PC and has worked on titles like Tomb Raider and Marvel’s Avengers.
Given PlayStation recent PC push – Horizon Zero Dawn and Death Stranding are two PlayStation-exclusive games that have made their way to PC – the acquisition of Nixxes certainly comes at an opportune time. It is, however, not confirmed that Nixxes will work purely on porting games to the PC.
Nixxes will join a series of highly-acclaimed studios within the PlayStation Studios umbrella. Most recently, Sony announced it had added Housemarque. At the same time, the company may have leaked the still to-be-confirmed purchase of Bluepoint Games.